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New program for beef producers opens at Shelby extension office
The Shelby County Extension Office will be the site of the opening session of a new program called Master Stocker, which is open to any beef producer who is involved in or interested in raising stocker cattle.
Master Stocker includes eight classroom sessions covering topics that will improve your understanding of best management recommendations for stocker and backgrounding operations.
Sessions in Shelby County will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 25 (budgeting and cost of production) and Nov. 15 (nutrition management).
Other sessions in neighboring extension offices are Nov. 1 (animal handling, transport, welfare) at Trimble; Nov. 8 (economic risk tools) at Henry; Nov. 29 (forage management) at Trimble; Dec. 6 (health management) at Oldham; Dec. 13 (environmental compliance) at Henry; and Dec. 20 (marketing) at Oldham.
Registration fee is $50 to cover meals and materials. Registration form and information is available at http://ces.ca.uky.edu/oldham/UpcomingEvents .
CAIP application deadline is Wednesday
Agriculture producers in Shelby County must apply by Wednesday for the annual CAIP program from the Kentucky Agriculture Development Fund.
Applications are available at the Shelby County Extension Office, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., today through Wednesday. This is not a first-come, first-served process. Applications must be returned by Wednesday.
For questions and more information, call 502-633-4593 or visit http://ces.ca.uky.edu/shelby and follow the link to the CAIP page. You also can speak directly to program coordinator Judy White at 502-321-8757 or on Thursday at 502-633-4593.
Producer training scheduled for Oldham
The Oldham County Extension Office is hosting MarketReady Producer Training on Oct. 20.
MarketReady is open to producers and processors interested in selling anything to restaurants, grocers, wholesalers, and foodservice institutions. The MarketReady program will provide participants with a professional marketing education to improve sales relationships and get up to speed with the latest local food programs. This national program, developed by the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service, will provide you with the tools for business success.
Participants will meet buyers, Kentucky Department of Agriculture staff, Kentucky Center for Agriculture and Rural Development staff and others.
Registration cost is $25, which includes class materials and lunch. Space is limited to 30 participants, with a deadline of Monday.
The registration form is available online at http://ces.ca.uky.edu/oldham/UpcomingEvents.
Beef conference in Fayette
Kentucky beef producers interested in current market trends, management practices and ways to make calves more marketable can attend the Kentucky Beef Conference on Oct. 23 at the Fayette County Cooperative Extension office.
The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture will host the conference, which will focus on existing marketing trends in the beef industry, managing higher feed costs and current market volatility. Producers will have the opportunity to hear from top speakers in the country, thanks to corporate and industry sponsors.
The conference begins with registration at 9 a.m. and concludes at 3 p.m.
Registration is $10 and includes lunch and refreshments. Preregistration is encouraged. To preregister, interested people should contact their local agricultural and natural resources extension agent by Thursday.
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